With Article Content Patents (Class 206/525)
  • Patent number: 10384814
    Abstract: The machine for assembling, filling and sealing capsules for portioned beverages comprises a station for loading the capsules to be assembled, a station for unloading the assembled, filled and sealed capsules, a plurality of processing stations comprising at least one station for metering a product into the capsules and at least one station for sealing the capsules filled with the product, and an intermittent conveyor for conveying the capsules sequentially along a feed path to the unloading station to the unloading station through the processing stations, the feed path having at least a first stretch which extends along a first lateral longitudinal side of the machine and at least a second stretch which extends along a second lateral longitudinal side of the machine opposite the first lateral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Azionaria Costruzioni Macchine Automatiche A.C.M.A S.p.A
    Inventor: Massimo Scrivani
  • Patent number: 10201629
    Abstract: A container system having a container assembly including a lid having a fastener and an attacher, and a container having a first-cavity, and a second-cavity. A multi-purpose container system having internal cavities for varying purposes. The second-cavity having an inner volume suitable for removably containing at least one item including a scented-item for providing air freshening via ventilated perforations for odor eliminating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Carlton, Oliver Carlton, Hannah Carlton
  • Patent number: 10189621
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable bag has a means for initiating a manual tear that can be propagated to open the bag and allow a product to be readily removed therefrom, without the use of a knife or scissors or any other implement. The bag is made from a heat-shrinkable multilayer film having a Peak Load Impact Strength of at least 50 Newtons per mil. The means for initiating tearing results in a first tear in the first side of the bag, and a second tear in the second side of the bag. The first tear and the second tear are each capable of being manually propagated through a heat seal and across the bag, or down the length of the bag, with the tear being capable of being manually propagated through and to an opposite bag edge, so that the product inside a package can be readily removed from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Dayrit, Robert A. Odabashian, Janet W. Rivett, Thomas D. Kennedy, Diana Huerta, Tom Bonner, Rodney R. Hodgson, Mendy W. Mossbrook, H. Walker Stockley
  • Patent number: 10100257
    Abstract: A solid bitumen pellet, including a mixture of bitumen and an additive, where the additive operates to increase the viscosity of the mixture. Optionally, the pellet includes a protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: James Auld, John Bleile, Kasra Nikooyeh, Amanda Prefontaine, Derek Stanger, Jesse White
  • Patent number: 10086996
    Abstract: Containers are described which can accommodate a variety of flexible bag assemblies used for containing waste. Internal accommodating structures are designed to accommodate and secure various types of bag assemblies, including single bag assemblies and cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson, Matthew Joseph Saxton
  • Patent number: 10053284
    Abstract: Containers are described which can accommodate a variety of flexible bag assemblies used for containing waste. Internal accommodating structures are designed to accommodate and secure various types of bag assemblies, including single bag assemblies and cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MUNCHKIN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson, Matthew Joseph Saxton
  • Patent number: 10016080
    Abstract: There is provided a box-like container (1) for the storing and transporting of a food product, comprising a prismatic shaped main body (10) including a first wall (11) for the closing of a first end of the container (1), a second wall (12) for the closing of a second end of the container (1), and a peripheral wall (13), the container is characterized in that it further comprises opening means (20) arranged on the entire surface of said peripheral wall (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEDA INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING GROUP S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 9994393
    Abstract: Containers are described which can accommodate a variety of flexible bag assemblies used for containing waste. Internal accommodating structures are designed to accommodate and secure various types of bag assemblies, including single bag assemblies and cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Mark A. Hatherill, Kevin D. Johnson, Matthew Joseph Saxton
  • Patent number: 9944446
    Abstract: Improved packages and methods for constructing packages are provided that reduce or prevent leakage into or out of the package. In particular, the package includes a base member and a lidding member with a reinforced perimeter portion that blocks channels that may form at the interface between the base member and the lidding member from extending to the edge of the base member, such that, e.g., liquids have no path to the package exterior. The perimeter portion may be a thicker region of a first film of the lidding member (e.g., a polyethylene emulsion), or the perimeter portion may be formed using permanent adhesive. Frangible layers and/or cut lines may be defined in the material of the base member or the lidding member to allow a controlled break to occur when the lidding member is peeled away from the base member to provide access to the package contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Sharayla Ann Cleare
  • Patent number: 9925627
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for inserting angle plates in transverse duct flanges. The apparatus is especially useful in inserting angle plates into transverse duct flanges of duct fittings. Packages for holding angle plates are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HVAC Inventors/Systemation, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Daw, Cody B. Umberger
  • Patent number: 9802746
    Abstract: A composite container is provided for holding products (e.g., stacked chips). The container includes a tubular body and a peelable membrane. The tubular body is made of at least one paperboard body ply having an inner surface and a metallized Oriented Polypropylene (mOPP) liner ply adhered to the inner surface of the paperboard body ply. A liner sealant is disposed on the inner surface of the mOPP liner ply, and the paperboard body ply and the mOPP liner ply are rolled outwardly to form a rim. The membrane, which has a membrane sealant on its inner surface, is sealed to the liner sealant in the area of the rim to close the container. When the membrane is peeled away, the membrane sealant and the liner sealant remain sealed to each other and cause separation within the mOPP liner ply, avoiding tearing and exposure of the paperboard in the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Rhue
  • Patent number: 9701065
    Abstract: The technical solution for reaching the object of this invention is as follows: a blue-ray photocuring 3D printing pen, comprising a casing, an ink cartridge located within the casing, a penpoint located on the head end of the ink cartridge and extending out the casing, a photosensitive resin placed within the ink cartridge. The blue-ray photocuring 3D printing pen further comprises a plurality of blue-ray LED arranged around the circumference of the penpoint. The photosensitive resin is capable of flowing out of the penpoint, and the blue-ray is configured to irradiate and solidify the photosensitive resin, wherein the wavelength of the blue-ray LED ranges from 465 nm to 485 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nanjing Baichuan Xingyuan Laser Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haibo Hang, Yaowen Liu, Shouwen Dou
  • Patent number: 9694925
    Abstract: A method and system for attaching a communication to a package including a simple, inexpensive solution enabling a person giving a gift to easily and aesthetically display a greeting card on a gift bag without it getting lost in the contents of the gift bag and also including, in another embodiment, attaching a communication to a gift, such as, but not limited to, a bottle of wine or a teddy bear; this solution provides sufficient surface area for a user to write a private message, and including the ability to secure other items, such as, but not limited to, gift cards or money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Jennifer Marie Florio
  • Patent number: 9590433
    Abstract: A terminal and electrical water-resistance method, the terminal includes: a circuit board, a battery providing a power source for the circuit board, a housing provided with a transparent medium used for reflecting light; the circuit board includes: a detection module, configured to: emit light towards the transparent medium, receive the light reflected by the transparent medium to convert into electric signal data to send to a control module; the control module, configured to: receive the electric signal data to compare with preset data, trigger the power-off switch when a difference value between the electric signal data and the preset data reaches a preset threshold which is preset according to the light and the transparent medium, wherein, the preset data are electric signal data when the light is totally reflected by the transparent medium; a power-off switch configured to: disconnect a connection between the circuit board and the battery after triggering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaotang Li
  • Patent number: 9415481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemical mechanical polishing conditioner with high quality abrasive particles, comprising a substrate; a bonding layer disposed on the substrate; and a plurality of abrasive particles placed on the bonding layer, and the abrasive particles are placed on the substrate by the bonding layer; wherein the abrasive particles have a risk diamond content measured by a screening apparatus for screening abrasive particles. Therefore, the chemical mechanical polishing conditioner with high quality abrasive particles is produced, after the risk diamond content is judged by the screening apparatus for screening abrasive particles; thereby avoiding scratches and breakages produced on the polishing pad due to the risk diamonds during a chemical mechanical polishing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KINIK COMPANY
    Inventor: Jui-Lin Chou
  • Patent number: 9121171
    Abstract: A protective barrier that will typically be installed beneath ceilings during construction work being performed on ceilings or roofs of buildings. The protective barrier can be comprised entirely of one material or of different materials connected by seams. Some or all of these materials can be designed to fail when contacted by water via dissolution, melting or through some other destructive process initiated by contact with water. This failure can create access points from the ceiling through the protective barrier to the area being protected by the barrier, which can allow water from a fire suppression system to reach a fire located below the protective barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Patent number: 9079601
    Abstract: A carton has hand holes in opposite walls and a spacer panel inserted between stacked articles in the carton. The spacer panel has cut outs in its opposite ends positioned behind the hand holes to provide space for inserting the fingers. The hand holes and spacer panel facilitate lifting, carrying and manipulating the carton. The spacer panel has width and length dimensions to fit within the interior width and length dimensions of the carton and reinforces the carton to reduce damage when the carton is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard D. Faber, Kenneth Buss, Alex D. Bevier, Brian K. Jambois, Adam P. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150144524
    Abstract: Materials and apparatus are provided that include an enhanced evaporative mechanism. A solid antiperspirant composition includes an antiperspirant agent disposed within the solid antiperspirant composition. Further, the solid antiperspirant composition includes an enhanced evaporative component disposed within the solid antiperspirant composition. The enhanced evaporative component includes a spreading agent configured to reduce the surface tension of perspiration molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Travis T. Yarlagadda, Aleidatje M. Lester, Debra K. Butterworth
  • Publication number: 20150143781
    Abstract: Devices, arrangements and methods for encasing non-sterile handheld electronic device into a sterile case are disclosed. A sterile case encases the handheld electronic device. The handheld electronic device may be inserted into the sterile case using a transfer apparatus arranged to permit the device to be inserted into the sterile case without the user or the device contacting an outside surface of the case. The transfer apparatus additionally may contain an apparatus for closing the sterile case without the user directly contacting the sterile case. The sterile case and the transfer apparatus may be used in combination to insert a handheld electronic device into the sterile case without a user directly touching the sterile case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jahanvi Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20150136638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a syrupy product comprising vitamins, said method comprising the following steps: a) inerting all the apparatuses implemented in the method b) inserting sugar syrup into said apparatuses and adding vitamins under inert atmosphere; c) adding dehydrated and deoxygenated glucose under inert atmosphere; d) deoxygenating the syrupy product formed in this way; e) packaging the syrupy product under inert atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: LaboratoiresUrgo
    Inventors: Franck Eymard, Pierre Gabiot, Romain Brenon, Michel Lamoise
  • Publication number: 20150129445
    Abstract: A strap guide used in connection with a container having at least one opening for receiving a strap. The strap guide can include a boss defining a strap slot. The boss can have a periphery and two sides. A lip on the one of the two sides can extend outward relative to the boss, and a flange on the other of the two sides can also extend outward relative to the boss. At least a strap protector and a container for use with strap guide inserts can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: William Cooper, Richard Andzel, Randal P. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20150113838
    Abstract: A traction enhancement device for installation to a sole of a shoe includes a generally rigid support layer having opposing first and second surfaces, an adhesive material coupled to the first surface of the support layer for coupling the traction enhancement device to the sole of the shoe, and a gritty material coupled to the second surface of the support layer for enhancing traction of the sole of the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Lori R. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150116914
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a remote control attachable to a surface of a metal shell. The remote control comprises a shell, a remote panel provided on a front face of the shell, and a magnet built-in inside the shell. The remote control according to the present disclosure can avoid being lost easily due to no fixed position to be placed and can increase the user's convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Ningbo SMAL Electrics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuejun DONG, Yingli YU
  • Publication number: 20150096919
    Abstract: A cosmetics container includes a shelf portion with a cosmetic material retention area which is configured to receive a cosmetic material. The container can include a base portion which can include a shelf portion-receiving section. The container can have a top portion which includes a base portion-receiving section, whereby the top portion can releasably engage with the base portion or the shelf portion or both. The top portion can form a transverse line along a portion of an exterior of the container when the container is in an assembled configuration. The transverse line can form a plane which bisecting the container. The base portion can have a truncated region with a substantially flat area. The substantially flat area can form an angle with the bisecting plane when the container is in the assembled configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: International Cosmetic Suppliers Ltd
    Inventor: David Julian Cave THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20150075116
    Abstract: A cartridge for a liquid reservoir of a plant-treatment product sprayer is disclosed. The cartridge includes a liquid permeable pouch defining a pre-sealed internal volume, and a plant-treatment formulation in the internal volume. A method of providing a plant-treatment formulation to a liquid reservoir of a plant-treatment product sprayer, and a cartridge for dispensing a plant-treatment formulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Lorelei Hepburn, Jon Barnes
  • Patent number: 8978911
    Abstract: Container having a helical grip translating down the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian Lee Floyd, Philip Edwin Hague, Jason Craig Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150060322
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided that exhibit increased stability with crystalline particles. A cleaning product includes a cleaning agent disposed within the cleaning product. The cleaning agent includes an oxidizing agent. Further, an alumina structuring agent disposed within the cleaning product includes crystalline particles having a crystallite size less than six nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. Konishi, Joan M. Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 8960441
    Abstract: A room temperature butter dish has a cover and a base. The base has two end walls and two side walls that a stick of butter resides between. The cover sits over the end walls and side wall and rests on the base. The end walls have raised shoulders and a horizontal knife scraper between the shoulders. The knife scraper is above the height of a conventional stick of butter. Butter can be scrapped off of a knife and rest on top of a stick of butter below. The shoulders of the end walls keep the bottom edge of the cover from hitting any butter as the cover is put on or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clever Conceptz LLC
    Inventors: Linda A. Marquis, James Alphonse Marquis, Jeffrey William Londona, Mark Henry Mendez
  • Patent number: 8960439
    Abstract: A wet tissue package that is easily to manufacture with a used wet tissue storage receptacle disposed on a package body. Configured is a wet tissue package equipped with a package body and a used wet tissue storage receptacle, wherein the package body is equipped with a first seal portion formed by joining a pair of first side edges of a sheet member, and a pair of second seal portions formed by joining a pair of second side edges, and a wet tissue housing. The used wet tissue storage receptacle is composed of a first seal extension portion formed by extending in a direction that intersects a direction that the first side edges extend from the first seal, and a sheet member that composes the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Takahiro Ueda, Ikue Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20150034523
    Abstract: The present invention relates in part to a container for stabilized chloropropenes, such as 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene, otherwise known to decompose and degrade, and to the resulting stabilized chloropropene, using a morpholine compound and/or a trialkyl phosphate compound as defined herein. Such stabilized chloropropenes are useful in the manufacture of hydrofluoroolefins such as 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (1234yf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Haluk KOPKALLI, Haiyou WANG, Hsueh SUNG TUNG, Daniel C. MERKEL
  • Publication number: 20150014208
    Abstract: A packaging system for toilet components, including a toilet bowl, a toilet tank and a tank lid. The packaging system includes an outer carton, a location fitment, a tank protection member, a toilet lid pack, a toilet end fitment, a toilet lid fitment, and a top bowl fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Curtis, David Ringholz
  • Publication number: 20150001117
    Abstract: Multi-layered plastic polymeric container useful for the storage and conservation of pharmaceutical compositions, sterile or non sterile, which comprises an inner layer and an outer layer, a gas barrier layer, and adhesive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Sandrine Lacoste, Laurence Peyrot, Eliane Boivin
  • Publication number: 20140367284
    Abstract: The invention provides animal play toys that engage an animal in play before and during consumption of a treat. In one aspect, the invention provides an animal play toy having a top portion defining at least one hole therethrough and a weighted bottom portion. The animal play toy is able to stand upright when there is no interaction with the animal play toy. One or more ropes of a consumable product or a non-consumable product can be attached to the top portion of the animal play toy through the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew Wurth, Kisun Kim, Jacob Ballard, Paul Seal, James P. Persells
  • Publication number: 20140360910
    Abstract: The presented invention consists of an individual 1? size cotton ball to be individually wrapped one-at-a-time for sanitary infection control, a lightweight durable plastic disposable cotton ball or gauze pad dispenser dispensing one-at-a-time the individually wrapped cotton balls or gauze pads for skin and wound care, and a plastic disposable or refillable cotton ball dispenser infection control all-in-one sanitary station providing first-aid supplies. The invention may help improve in potential life threatening medical situations, wherein having the sanitary first-aid supplies available in one convenient location, aids in the safety and protection of the patient and health care providers. The invention is a simple solution in reducing the risk of infection and aiding in the progress toward the elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christine Renee' Adkins, Kimbra Jean Austin
  • Publication number: 20140360912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base for a liquid cosmetic composition comprising a wax and a vegetable oil and to a liquid or semisolid cosmetic composition comprising the base and a pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: COSMETIC WARRIORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Constantine, Margaret Joan Constantine, Helen Elizabeth Ambrosen, Rowena Jacqueline Bird
  • Patent number: 8905263
    Abstract: A dispenser box having a modified rectangular shape with leaf-shaped end walls and partly curved main walls that may form symmetrically or non-symmetrically configured halves of the dispenser box. The first main wall has a substantially flat surface extending from a first side edge of the dispenser box and changing into a curved surface when moving in a direction from the first side edge towards a second side edge of the dispenser box. The second main wall has a corresponding substantially flat surface at the second side edge, which changes into a curved surface when moving in a direction towards the first side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Thorsten Becherer, Annie Sporre Thorburn
  • Publication number: 20140346076
    Abstract: A package can be used to provide a food product to a consumer. The packaging can include a four sided pillow package, wherein the package can include a laminate including at least one plastic layer and a layer of rice paper. A four sided ultrasonic seal can also be designed into the packaging to render it water proof, a machine creating the four sided ultrasonic seal utilizing a variety of films of varying composition or thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: RANI BOOKVICH
  • Publication number: 20140331618
    Abstract: A method for capping vessels containing biological samples is described providing a cap supply with a plurality of caps for the vessels within compartments in a predefined geometrical arrangement. The cap supply is introduced through an interface into a preanalytical system including a housing, and is reversibly docked to a feeder for inserting the cap supply into the preanalytical system and retrieving it therefrom. Subsequently, a cap is retrieved from the supply by a robotic manipulator, and transported to a workstation holding the vessels. A vessel is then capped using the manipulator. The steps from introducing the cap supply into the preanalytical system to capping a vessel are repeated a certain number of times or until all caps of the supply have been retrieved. Finally, the cap supply is retrieved from the preanalytical system. A preanalytical system and a cap supply for capping vessels containing biological samples is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Guggisberg, Christian Kaelin
  • Publication number: 20140326633
    Abstract: Compositions useful for the selective removal of silicon nitride materials relative to poly-silicon, silicon oxide materials and/or silicide materials from a microelectronic device having same thereon. The removal compositions include fluorosilicic acid, silicic acid, and at least one organic solvent. Typical process temperatures are less than about 100° C. and typical selectivity for nitride versus oxide etch is about 200:1 to about 2000:1. Under typical process conditions, nickel-based silicides as well as titanium and tantalum nitrides are largely unaffected, and polysilicon etch rates are less than about 1 ? min?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Emanuel I. COOPER, Eileen Sparks, William R. Bowers, Mark A. Biscotto, Kevin P. Yanders, Michael B. Korzenski, Prema Sonthalia, Nicole E. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140325818
    Abstract: A filled amorphous bag apparatus, similar to a “bean bag”, comprises at least one amorphous bag, a malleable filling within the amorphous bag, and at least one first connector on or within the amorphous bag. The malleable filling may include, but not be limited to, a plurality of pellets (e.g. beans), a putty, a gel, a stuffing (e.g. straw, cotton) and combinations thereof. The connector may be a magnet, a plurality of hooks, a plurality of loops, a suction cup, one half of a snap, a clip, a clamp, a clasp, and combinations of these. Optionally, first mating connector is a magnet and in another non-limiting embodiment the filled amorphous bag apparatus has a covering, where the connector is a magnet free to move around the surface of at least one amorphous bag between the at least one amorphous bag and the covering. Alternatively, a portion of a plurality of pellets making up the malleable filling may be magnetic or non-magnetic and ferrimagnetic or ferromagnetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: GUI Global Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Walter G. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Publication number: 20140319015
    Abstract: The application describes fragrant water-soluble packaging which contains a liquid laundry detergent or cleaning composition and a water-soluble envelope. The liquid laundry detergent or cleaning composition comprises at least 10% by weight of glycerol, a second solvent, surfactant and a perfume, where the perfume contains particular amounts of perfume constituents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Frank Meier, Katherine G. Yu, Sabine Schuemann, Mario Sturm, Friedhelm Siepmann, Andreas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20140298826
    Abstract: A package may include a first side having a first receiving space; and a second side with a second receiving space. The first receiving space and the second receiving space are separated by a separation layer, so a first object disposed in the first receiving space does not interfere with a second object disposed on the second receiving space, and wherein the second receiving space also includes a second separation layer to further assure that the second object in the second receiving space does not interfere with the first object in the first receiving space. In one embodiment, the first object is a facial mask and the second object is a heating material. In another embodiment, the first object is a facial mask and the second object is a coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Guor
  • Publication number: 20140284244
    Abstract: A gum packaging 100 holding a plurality of gum products is provided. Advantageously, and in accordance with the exemplary embodiment, one or more gum packet portions 200 can be torn from the gum packaging 100 in order to reduce the size of the gum packaging 100. Here, each gum packet portion 200 contains a dosage of gum. Consequently, a retail outlet may sell gum packaging 100 having a user required number of gum dosages by tearing from a main gum packaging 100 a sub gum packaging 100 for purchase, wherein the sub gum packaging 100 has the required number of gum packet portions 200 according to the buyers wishes. Furthermore, a user may purchase a main gum packaging 100 and remove a sub gum packaging 100 having a required dosage for that day or activity, where the sub gum packaging 100 has the required number of gum packet portions 200 according to the selected dosage. This is advantageous because the user only has to carry around the gum required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Simon Blyth, Dominic Cort, Hayley Dixon
  • Publication number: 20140287012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibacterially-acting moulded article which is formed from a moulding compound which comprises at least one sort of a particular antibacterial material. The invention is distinguished by the moulded article having an essentially cylindrical, cuboid, spherical or ellipsoid basic body, the basic body having special dimensions which depend upon the average particle diameter of the particular antibacterial material which is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: F. HOLZER GMBH
    Inventors: Hyeck-Hee Lee, Frank Holzer, Ute Steinfeld, Markus Mahler
  • Publication number: 20140262904
    Abstract: A container for holding a sample of essential oils is disclosed. The container can be substantially flat and flexible. The container can also be formed to include an internal pocket for holding essential oil. In some implementations, the container may be combined with and inserted into a sleeve. The sleeve may act as a business card or other marketing material, which can be handed out to individuals interested in learning more about essential oils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Young Living Essential Oils, LC
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Brian A. White, Son Q. Le
  • Publication number: 20140251860
    Abstract: A means is suggested for cleaning domestic animal paws, by means of which solid particles can be removed from the domestic animal paws. This consists of a highly viscous modelling mass with a viscosity of 50 000-150 000 mPa·s, preferably of 80-120 mPa·s. This compound is formed from natural polygalactomannans and also 75-95% by weight of bound water and contains a disinfecting solution from the group of saturated monovalent alcohols. Preferably, the compound additionally contains lubricating, anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, antiseptic and regenerative agents. The compound is created such that contaminations can be kneaded into the compound by means of a few kneading movements. For use, the compound (3) is introduced into a container (1) which has a flat recess for accommodating the domestic animal paw cleaning means. The compound is protected from drying out by means of a lid (4), preferably made of a soft plastic, which covers the recess in a positive-fitting manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: JOKER AG
    Inventor: Meinrad Flury
  • Publication number: 20140241754
    Abstract: A toner cartridge packaging having a non-planar top surface is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LP.
    Inventor: Scott K. Hymas
  • Publication number: 20140238888
    Abstract: Touchscreen-active protective coverings for a single digit or a finger of a human hand and methods of using same. Embodiments of a dispensing unit are also disclosed, wherein the coverings are housed and selectively removable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy W. Schrecongost
  • Publication number: 20140216976
    Abstract: A cover is provided for installing at least partly around an electronic device. And, a module is provided for releasably coupling to the cover. The module includes a compartment for storing desired items within the module when the module is coupled to the cover. An insert is associated with the cover for use in releasably coupling the module to the cover. In particular, the insert includes arms that extend through a back portion of the cover for use in releasably coupling the module to the cover. In some aspects, a mounting unit is also provided for supporting the cover and the electronic device in a desired position (e.g., on a bike, in a vehicle, on a boats, on a belt strap, on a backpack strap, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick R. Conarro